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Quiz about 20thCentury History in the 1930s
Quiz about 20thCentury History in the 1930s

20th-Century History in the 1930s Quiz


The 1930s was dominated by the Great Depression and the start of the Second World War.

A multiple-choice quiz by sw11. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
sw11
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
404,693
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
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Question 1 of 10
1. What major sport event was held for the first time in 1930? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. On September 18, 1931, which territory was attacked and occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 1932, which famous media service corporation began to provide their world service for the first time in December? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1933, Franklin D Roosevelt (FDR) began his duty as the U.S. president in which month? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What major event occurred in China in 1934? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which country was attacked by Italy in 1935? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Who took over as the King of the U.K. in December 1936? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army began a full-scale invasion of China at Marco Polo Bridge. This incident was known as what, related to the date and month when it happened? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 1938, Germany annexed Austria and then began to annex what other nation? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of these four events did NOT occur in 1939? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What major sport event was held for the first time in 1930?

Answer: FIFA World Cup

Uruguay hosted the inaugural tournament at Montevideo. Only 13 nations took part in the tournament. Host nation Uruguay won the tournament beating Argentina 4-2 in the final match. English Football League was established in 1888. Winter Olympics was first hosted in 1924 by France and the first 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1923.
2. On September 18, 1931, which territory was attacked and occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army?

Answer: Manchuria

The Kwantung Army of Japan invaded Manchuria following the Mukden (present-day Shenyang) incident aka "918 incident". The Japanese carried out a plan to place a bomb to destroy the South Manchurian Railway owned by Japan. They put the blame on the Chinese and then used the incident as an excuse to attack Shenyang.

They eventually occupied Manchuria consisted of three Chinese provinces: Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning. In 1932, they created a puppet state named Manchukuo. They occupied the territory until the USSR and Mongolia began a successful offensive in August 1945.
3. In 1932, which famous media service corporation began to provide their world service for the first time in December?

Answer: BBC

BBC originally known as British Broadcasting Company was incorporated in London in 1922. It was renamed as British Broadcasting Corporation in 1927. BBC World Service was launched on December 19, 1932. The BBC World Service is the world's largest broadcaster, presented in more than 40 languages. NBC was established in 1926, CBS in 1929 and ABC in 1945.
4. In 1933, Franklin D Roosevelt (FDR) began his duty as the U.S. president in which month?

Answer: March

FDR started his first term as the 32nd American president on March 4, 1933. He succeeded Herbert Hoover and was the only president to serve more than 3 terms until his death on April 12, 1945. He was succeeded by his vice-president Harry Truman. In the same year, 1933, Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany.
5. What major event occurred in China in 1934?

Answer: Long March by the Chinese Red Army

The Long March led by Mao Zedong started in October 1934 from Jiangxi province when they were escaping from encirclement by the Nationalist army of about 300,000. They traveled 9000 km over 370 days and reached Yan'an in Shaanxi province on October 1935. About 7,000 out of nearly 70,000 reached their final destination. Yan'an was established as headquarter of the Chinese Communist Party until the end of WWII in 1945.
6. Which country was attacked by Italy in 1935?

Answer: Ethiopia

The second Italo-Ethiopian War was fought from October 1935 to February 1937. Italy committed about 500,000 men against 800,000 men from Ethiopia. Italy armed with superior weapons defeated Ethiopia, which concluded with the exile of Haile Selassie. The estimated losses were: Ethiopia 378,000 men killed, Italy with 204,000 casualties, about 10,000 men killed.

More than 380,000 civilians lost their lives.
7. Who took over as the King of the U.K. in December 1936?

Answer: George VI

George VI took over the throne from his elder brother, Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne to marry U.S. socialite Wally Simpson. After his death in 1952, he was succeeded by his eldest daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II.
8. In 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army began a full-scale invasion of China at Marco Polo Bridge. This incident was known as what, related to the date and month when it happened?

Answer: Double Seven

This incident aka Lugou Bridge Incident or Double-Seven Incident, as it happened on 7th of July. The Japanese made use of a missing soldier who was temporarily absent from his unit. The Chinese refused to allow the Japanese commander to search for the missing man in the town of Wanping.

This led to exchange of fires and the rising tension escalated to a full-scale invasion of China. In the same year, Nanjing, capital of Nationalist government fall to the Japanese invader.
9. In 1938, Germany annexed Austria and then began to annex what other nation?

Answer: Czechoslovakia

Nazi Germany started to annex Sudetenland, a region which bordered Germany. They continued to invade the Czech in March 1939 and created the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. By end of 1944, they occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia.
10. Which of these four events did NOT occur in 1939?

Answer: Battle of Dunkirk

The Battle of Dunkirk was fought from May 26 to June 4 in 1940. Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, which escalated into WWII. Russia invaded Poland from the east on September 17. The invasion ended on October 6, with Germany and Russia dividing and annexing Poland under the terms of the German-Soviet Frontier Treaty.

The Spanish Civil ended with Francisco Franco becoming the dictator of Spain.
Source: Author sw11

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